Panasonic joins the budget vlogging camera game with Lumix G100

Panasonic G100 Vlogging Camera


Other important vlogging features include a microHDMI output, external 3.5mm microphone input but unfortunately there is no headphone port. A very interesting feature is Nokia’s OZO audio which can isolate audio to a specific person by using face detection tracking, something that theoretically can improve audio quality. You also get Vlog-L video that improves dynamic range, but there is no 10-bit recording like you will find in the Panasonic GH5.

Other more photography-centric features include a 20.3-megapixel sensor, a respectable 3.68 million EVF LCD dots, and maximum shooting speeds of 10 fps (continuous autofocus) with the electronic shutter or 6 fps with the mechanical shutter. As usual, Panasonic uses contrast detection auto focus for video and photos and offers subject tracking and face / eye detection.

Altogether, the G100 seems like a solid vlogging option, in addition to the unfortunate 4K clipping. It costs $ 750 with a 12-32mm f / 3.5-5.6 kit lens, the same as Sony’s ZV-1 but with the option to change the lens. You can also get one with the DMW-SHGR1 tripod shown above for $ 800 as a launch promotion.